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Hublot has us dreaming of summer with its Big Bang Unico Sky Blue

Big Bang Summer

Hublot has invented a new form of water torture, by producing a watch that will have us dreaming of summer holidays by the pool or beach.

It even compounds the pain by taunting in its marketing literature for the Big Bang Unico Sky Blue: “What if you went on holiday just by looking at your watch?”

I think I can tell the difference.

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Still, the 45mm sky blue ceramic watch with white fabric or blue rubber strap is cheerful.

“With its combination of pale blue and white, it arrives on the most renowned of the Cyclades islands, where the blue waters of the Aegean Sea contrast with the whiteness of its lime-washed houses under a clear blue sky. Its relaxed style, sporting a velcro fabric strap with a sky-blue ceramic deployant buckle clasp, travels the blue waters of the Mediterranean to drop anchor in the Bay of Saint-Tropez, where the blues of the water and the sky unite endlessly. Sailboats then reach the wild coves of the White Island, where the nights blend into the days and where the Big Bang Unico Sky Blue puts on its second strap, in sky-blue and white rubber,” Hublot waxes lyrically.

It houses Hublot’s skeletonized MHUB1242 UNICO Manufacture Self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel and goes on sale for $21,500.

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